Bernie Distler, Founder of Fiber for Dogs with Benji
Charlie, Chief Dog, Fiber for Dogs
About Fiber for Dogs
In 1986, I began adopting Collies, and throughout the years I added loving and loyal four-legged companions to my family.
Years ago now, I adopted Benji (the beautiful white factor Collie featured in the Bern Dog brand logo). While all of my Collies have had sensitive stomachs, Benji was particularly affected by loose stools.
I tried many types of remedies including brown rice, prescription dog food and even prescription medication. Each time I tried something new the treatment was either not completely effective or had negative side effects.
Then in 2013, Benji was introduced to a new veterinarian who suggested that I try a very popular over-the-counter fiber product made for people. I purchased a bottle from the store and after reading the ingredients I noticed the actual fiber ingredient was psyllium. But unfortunately along with the psyllium, there were artificial colors and flavors that I didn’t think would be good for Benji.
Knowing what type of fiber product was best, I looked for a psyllium product made just for dogs and couldn’t find anything like it on the market. I set out to make a natural fiber product formulated specifically for dogs. And that’s when Bern Dog Brand Fiber for Dogs was born.
Fiber for Dogs is made from pure, natural psyllium husk powder and beet root powder, another wonderful digestive aid, with no artificial ingredients, flavors, colorings or preservatives.
It is our hope that Fiber for Dogs will help your dog as much as it's helped our Benji.
~ Bernie Distler, founder, Fiber for Dogs
When I came to live with my dad, he told me he would help me to stay regular. Diarrhea, constipation and anal gland issues are problems no puppy ever wants to think about, much less have!
Dad said when my older brother, Benji, was young, he was particularly affected by loose stools. Yuck!. The vet said to try a human over-the-counter fiber product made with psyllium. It helped some but my dad didn't like all the artificial stuff it contained. He decided to create a healthier, all-natural, and effective digestive aid made just for dogs.
A lady told me my dad was super smart to make something that works both reactively, for times when there are problems, and proactively, to prevent them. That's why I have Fiber for Dogs with my dinner every night; it keeps me regular as clockwork. That beetroot powder is pretty tasty, too!
I just remembered, it's time to take dad for a walk! Gotta dash...
~ Charlie Distler, Chief Dog, Fiber for Dogs